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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 7/5/15 — Milky Way & Castle Hill

Jaime TrosperJuly 5th 2015
The Milky Way over Castle Hill, New Zealand
The Milky Way over Castle Hill, New Zealand (Image Credit: Paul Wilson [Paul Wilson Images NZ])

The newest image from Paul Wilson was taken over Castle Hill, New Zealand, which can be found on the South Island.  The region’s name apparently stems from the fact that these ancient rock formations are grouped together in such a way that they resemble a dilapidated castle from certain vantage points.

Further adding to the Castle’s appeal are the fantastic dark skies, and how clear the Milky Way’s disk appears as a result. The view is one of many things New Zealand’s South Island, as a whole, is known for.

See more of Paul’s work here, or follow him on facebook here.

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